Contributions of Public Health in Reducing the Population Burden of Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Challenges and Opportunities

Monday, October 22, 2018

CDC Genomics and Health Impact Blog, by Mulin Khoury

In October 2018, we attended the fifth annual Global Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Summit.This gathering of more than 300 people from over 30 countries included patients, researchers, government organizations, practitioners, health systems, implementation science experts, and industry. The event focused on methods for accelerating uptake of evidence into clinical practice and health policy. The event also featured a special commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the World Health Organization global report[PDF 2.44 MB]on FH that included recommendations for reducing the burden of premature heart disease and death by making early diagnosis and treatment of FH a reality.

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